CityBeat - City Desk http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-238-1-city_desk.html <![CDATA[City Council Set to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance - ]]> Employers who don’t pay their workers might have new penalties to worry about after Cincinnati City Council’s Feb. 3 meeting.
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<![CDATA[Judge: Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings - ]]> Tenants of several Cincinnati low-income apartment complexes will see relief from the starkly sub-standard conditions found in those buildings after a court decision Feb. 1.]]> <![CDATA[Democratic State Rep. Candidate Faces Freeze-Out From Party over University Research - ]]> A candidate to replace outgoing State Rep. Denise Driehaus in Ohio House District 31 might be sidelined by his local party over a research paper he wrote while he was a student at Yale University.
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<![CDATA[County Auditor Mistake Triggers Bickering, Less Money in City Budget - ]]> The city of Cincinnati owes Hamilton County more than $600,000 after an estate tax data entry error by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes, the auditor’s office told City Manager Harry Black in a Jan. 21 memo.
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<![CDATA[OTR Housing Inventory Reveals Dip in Affordable Units, Spike in Occupied Buildings - ]]> Options for housing in one of Cincinnati’s most popular neighborhoods are becoming more diverse, but also less affordable for the city’s low-income renters, a new study shows.]]> <![CDATA[City Manager Recommended Changes to Public Record Laws Around Police Footage - ]]>

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black signed a letter asking that footage from police body cameras not be public record, discussions in Cincinnati City Council’s Jan. 17 meeting revealed. 


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<![CDATA[UC, DuBose Family Reach Settlement in Police Shooting - ]]>

 The University of Cincinnati and the family of Samuel DuBose on Jan. 18 reached a settlement in DuBose’s shooting death July 19 by UC police officer Ray Tensing.

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<![CDATA[Debate Over Property Tax Rollback Rolls On - ]]> Mayor John Cranley last week vetoed a tax budget passed by Cincinnati City Council Jan. 6, touching off an argument about a unique Cincinnati property tax practice.]]> <![CDATA[Council Poised to Set Streetcar Hours - ]]> Cincinnati City Council’s Major Transportation and Regional Cooperation Committee during a Jan. 5 meeting approved streetcar operating hours presented by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority. ]]> <![CDATA[Music Hall Renovations Begin - ]]> Work is beginning in earnest on efforts to revitalize a 138-year-old Cincinnati landmark. Major construction began last week on Over-the-Rhine’s Music Hall, which is seeing an 18-month, $129 million restoration.
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<![CDATA[Ohio Supreme Court Rules Cincinnati Blogger’s Votes Valid - ]]> The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Jan. 4 that a Cincinnati blogger cast valid votes in the 2013 Democratic primary election and the 2013 general election.]]> <![CDATA[County Commission Candidate Dennis Deters Files to Run with Brother’s Name - ]]> Will Hamilton County voters see the name Joseph Deters twice on the ballot come election day?]]> <![CDATA[Clifton Market Closes on Loans, Sets Construction Timeline - ]]> A longtime anchor in the Clifton business district will get new life starting in February.  Clifton Market announced Dec. 23 that it has closed on nearly $3 million in loans to open up a cooperatively owned grocery store at 319 Ludlow Ave. ]]> <![CDATA[No Charges for Officers in Tamir Rice Shooting - ]]>

Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice will not face criminal charges related to the child’s death, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office announced Dec. 28.

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<![CDATA[Planned Parenthood Pushes Back Against Ohio AG’s Fetal Tissue Disposal Claims - ]]> Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a state investigation into Planned Parenthood clinics found that three that provide abortions have been disposing of fetal remains in landfills. ]]> <![CDATA[Judge’s Radio Show Comments Prompt New Hearing - ]]> A Hamilton County Appeals Court has ordered a new hearing for a man convicted in the death of his girlfriend’s 1-year-old child. ]]> <![CDATA[Federal Transit Bill Could Mean Boost to Metro, Regional Rail - ]]>

Congress is poised to pass a historic, five-year transit spending bill, and it could mean big things for local bus service and regional rail.

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<![CDATA[Council Set to Vote on Ban on Conversion Therapy - ]]> Cincinnati City Council will vote Wednesday on legislation designed to ban so-called conversion therapy.
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<![CDATA[Report: Lieutenant Governor Aide Made Campaign Calls on Taxpayers’ Dime - ]]>

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor’s top aide spent hours placing campaign phone calls and engaging in other political activity while she was supposed to be working on behalf of taxpayers, a state investigation says.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Planned Parenthood Clinic to Stay Open - ]]>

Cincinnati’s last remaining women’s clinic that provides abortions will remain open until at least May, following a last-minute decision by the Ohio Department of Health to grant it a license.

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